Functions of melatonin in plants: a review

  title={Functions of melatonin in plants: a review},
  author={Marino Ba{\~n}{\'o}n Arnao and Josefa Hern{\'a}ndez-Ruiz},
  journal={Journal of Pineal Research},
The number of studies on melatonin in plants has increased significantly in recent years. This molecule, with a large set of functions in animals, has also shown great potential in plant physiology. This review outlines the main functions of melatonin in the physiology of higher plants. Its role as antistress agent against abiotic stressors, such as drought, salinity, low and high ambient temperatures, UV radiation and toxic chemicals, is analyzed. The latest data on their role in plant… 

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